Fuwa Kakigōri, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Fuwa Kakigōri is a new kakigōri that’s opened up on Guildford Lane in Melbourne’s CBD, that I recently visited for What’s On Melbourne. It’s one of a few new kakigōri spots that’s opened in town in recent months, and you might be asking yourself “what’s kakigōri?

Kakigōri is a Japanese shaved ice dessert, flavoured with assorted syrups and sweeteners. It dates back to Japan’s Heian period (794 to 1185), when ice was saved during the winter, to be shaved and served as a summer treat to the country’s aristocracy. These days, it’s a popular dessert enjoyed by all. So much so that July 25 is known as kakigōri day in Japan.

Unlike snow cones and ‘regular’ shaved ice, kakigōri has a light, fluffy texture reminiscent of freshly fallen snow. And unlike Korean bingsu, there’s no milk base, just ice. If you’ve tried Hawaiian shave ice you’ll know what to expect. The Hawaiian desert is a direct descendant of kakigōri.

At Fuwa Kakigōri, blocks of ice are shaved to order using a special ice shaving machine. It’s hand shaped into a large mound before flavours and toppings are added. Matcha topped with cream and adzuki bean (red beans) is a popular option for those who don’t want something too sweet. Also popular is the strawberry cheesecake. It contains a strawberry compote filling, and is coated in torched meringue and fresh strawberries.

Beyond kakigōri, Fuwa Kakigōri also offer DIY daifuku sets, and drinks like strawberry matcha latte and hōjicha latte.


Fuwa Kakigōri

28 Guildford Lane
Melbourne
Victoria 3000
Australia

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Open
Sun – Thu: 2:00pm to 10:00pm
Mon – Fri: 2:00pm to 11:00pm

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